Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 7
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 7

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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7 A -August 17,1975 Ruling Not Aid to Mentally III A'.l'. Time* Service NE' YORK - In the seven weeks since the Supreme Court ruled that certain mentally ill persons may not be confined against their wills, the decision has not led to the release of mental patients other than Kenneth Donaldson, the original plaintiff. Despite some early suggestions that thousands of people would soon be re- leased from psychiatric hospitals, the decision has produced only controversies about its narrow and sometimes vague language and efforts to decide how, or even whether, it may be applied immediately. In a unartimous decision on June 26. the court ruled that a mentally ill person could not be held against his will if the following three criteria were met: *The hospital was not offering therapy. ··The person was not dangerous to himself or others. *-The person was capable of living in the community with the help of friends or relatives. Although the decision is regarded as a significant step forward in judicial recognition of the constitutional rights of people who suffer mental illness, medical and legal experts say the three conditions in the ruling need further clarification. Some of that clarification, it is held, may come through conferences between legal and mental health experts that are scheduled for the next few months and some may have to await further Supreme Court decisions that may not come for years. New York state commissioners of mental health are scheduled to discuss the ruling at their annual meeting in early November. ss are subject iv i so wide that soeae xservers have said ii would be easy for most mec'.al health agencies to say '±e ruling does on apply to its patients. For example, the ru!k^ does DOT say what constitutes treatment. Musi it be intensive psychoanalysis, group therapy, a tranquilizer pill or will living in a ·'ih.r- apeutic community" or other possible forms of treatment suffice? Neither does the ruling define dangerousness. Must the person already have established a pattern of violent behavior or is it enough that a doctor suspects the person may commit a dangerous act? If a patient neglects his nutrition, can it be said that he is dangerous to himself The third condition-being capable of living in the community with help-needs in- says irieods or fe- may hety tsa sotae lawyers aad doctors aave asiei waeiaer «.be help iriigsi not also legitimately c«ae from social and welfare ageocies. if a person has no immediate family or friends outside the hospital, is he excluded from the ruling? JOHMM.FALBO X DJJ. ANNOUNONG THE OPENING OF HIS OFFICE SEPT. 2,1975 202 3rd AVE.. MONTGOMERY For Appointment cai 442-5136 a revduticnary WE'RE STARTING ANOTHER REVOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE LAST REVOLUTION. LAST TWO WEEKS ... SALE ENDS SEPT. 3,1975! 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